Host Middlebury fired a 304 on day one to hold a three-shot lead after 18 holes of play at the 2016 NESCAC Men's Golf Championship. Hamilton came in with a 307, followed by Trinity (311) and Amherst (316). The championship event is taking place at the 6,315-yard, par 71 Ralph Myhre Golf Course on the campus of Middlebury College. Action resumes on Sunday morning at 10:00 a.m. with the final round of the tournament.
Trinity's Jack Junge fired the best round of the day on Saturday, shooting a two-over-par 73 to lead the field. Sitting in a tie for second were Middlebury's Rodrigo Andrade and Hamilton's Matthew Yung, who each shot 74. Philippe Morin of Middlebury and Joseph Ladd of Trinity were next with 75's to round out the top five.